This is a big improvement over the 2014. Leaner, fresher and better balanced this hits the palate with medium weight and intriguing leesy orchard fruit nuances. The nose is infused with pear and apple with flecks of brown spice. The lees add texture and complexity (60/40 ferment in barrel/stainless steel) to the wine, with fruit coming from selected Central Coast and North Coast vineyards where cool nights play an important role in acidity management. I love the orchard flavours: apples, pears and lemons mixed with tropical pineapple and guava. Ready to drink and well balanced at 13.65 percent alcohol.
Score: 88 points -- Anthony Gismondi, Dec 2018